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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Mission Man Charged with Assaulting, Opposing, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assaulting, Opposing, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer.

Donovan Siers, a/k/a Donovan Fast Dog, age 51, was indicted on September 13, 2016. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 7, 2016 and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 8 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on July 4, 2016, Siers did forcibly assault, resist, oppose, impede, intimidate, and interfere with an officer who was employed as a law enforcement officer by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, and the said conduct did involve physical contact.

The charge is merely an accusation and Siers is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk W. Albertson is prosecuting the case.

Siers was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated February 9, 2017